Filed under: Flushing's Finest,Killa Queens,Large Pro For Prez,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Photo: Alexander Richter
The topic of the seemingly endless stream of remakes of ‘The Bridge’ has already been well covered here and here. But there are also a lot of songs about the borough of Queens. Here are six of the best:
Run-DMC feat. Nas & Prodigy – ‘Queens Day’
Not only is this the only song from Crown Royal that I can actually listen to without vomiting in my mouth a little bit, it’s also the second-last time the little homey spat on a track with P.
Meyhem Lauren – ‘Queenz’
Meyhem delivers a quality homage to his hometown over a majestic J-Love track.
Mobb Deep feat. Infamous Mobb- ‘Rep The QBC’
Pretty much every Mobb song from ’96 is about the Bridge. Here’s an unreleased joint.
Large Professor – ‘Queens Lounge’
This song is pure win. Taken from the only-just-released 1996 solo project from the Flushing legend.
J-Love & Meyhem feat. Large Professor – ‘Queens Representatives’
J-Love is under-appreciated on the boards, as demonstrated here. Xtra-P sews it up perfectly as usual.
Mathematics feat. Eyeslow -‘Queens Day ’88’ [Remix]
Pharoahe Monch – ‘Queens’
Before the Elvis outfits, Monch was delivering gems like this.
Six Songs That Didn’t Make The Cut:
Nas – ‘Queens Get The Money’
Doesn’t really stay on topic, does it?
LL Cool J feat. 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Tony Yayo & Kool G. Rap – ‘Queens’
The fact that Yayo is on this robs it of any credibility whatsoever.
Royal Flush – ‘Queens 4 Life’
Brag rap with a Queens hook.
Tragedy Khadafi – ‘Welcome To QB City’
Trag makes his own version of Killa‘s Jay-Z collab. Too many weed carriers dilute this though.
Tragedy, Nature & Blaq Poet – ‘Kings of QB’
A song for some French dudes called Get Large. Nature’s verse about Paris ruins the concept though.
Large Pro – ‘Flushing Queens Day’
It’s only an instrumental…plus Large is already on the list twice!
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